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Monthly Archives: February 2009

A Voice of Warning

Written on February 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm, by

Mormonism began with a book—the Book of Mormon (published in March 1830). During the next decade, many books were written and published by members and nonmembers to explain, understand, or attack the new faith. One of Mormonism’s early converts was Parley Parker Pratt (1807–57). He read the Book of Mormon and after a few days

­Did Jesus Sweat Blood?

Written on February 12, 2009 at 2:22 pm, by

In a recent blog, I outlined the story of the earliest New Testament manuscripts. Because no original text (autograph) has survived the ravages of time, scholars are attempting to reconstruct the texts through examining more than 5,700 Greek manuscripts (not copies of the original autographs and not even copies of copies of the originals). I

New Testament Manuscripts

Written on February 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm, by

The New Testament is an amazing collection of many types of documents, including letters, ancient biographies, sermons, and historical narratives. New Testament studies have helped us reconstruct the world of Jesus and his disciples by providing historical, cultural, and linguistic insights. Additionally, textual studies have helped us appreciate the complex and interesting story of the